Phillip Schofield has admitted that he had a a lot youthful male co-worker.
Final weekend, the 61-year-old British TV presenter introduced his exit from morning discuss present This Morning, nevertheless, he remained signed to point out’s community, ITV.
On Friday (Might 26), Phillip – who got here out publicly as homosexual in 2020 – admitted to having a relationship with a youthful male staffer member whereas nonetheless married to his spouse.
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“The very first thing I wish to say is: I’m deeply sorry for having lied to them, and to many others a few relationship that I had with somebody engaged on This Morning,” Phillip shared in an announcement with The Daily Mail. “I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a youthful male colleague at This Morning.”
Phillip added, “Opposite to hypothesis, while I met the person when he was a teen and was requested to assist him to get into tv, it was solely after he began to work on the present that it grew to become greater than a only a friendship. That relationship was unwise, however not unlawful. It’s now over””
“In an effort to guard my ex-colleague, I haven’t been truthful concerning the relationship,” Phillip continued. “However my current, unrelated, departure from This Morning fuelled hypothesis and raised questions which have been impacting him, so for his sake it will be important for me to be trustworthy now.”
Phillip continued, “I’m painfully aware that I’ve lied to my employers at ITV, to my colleagues and mates, to my brokers, to the media and due to this fact the general public and most significantly of all to my household. I’m so very, very sorry, as I’m for having been untrue to my spouse.”
Phillip additionally introduced that he’s additionally parting methods with ITV.
“I’ve due to this fact determined to step down from the British Cleaning soap Awards, my final public dedication, and am resigning from ITV with fast impact expressing my immense gratitude to them for all of the superb alternatives that they’ve given me,” Phillip concluded.
After popping out as homosexual, Phillip has remained married to his spouse Stephanie, whom he married in 1993. They share two daughters.